Gift & Specialty Items

Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2024 Gift and Specialty Item Vendors – Additional vendors coming soon

An der Weihnachtsecke, Des Moines, IA

Shop the Christkindlmarket Des Moines store for your favorite European treasures.

Offering: Steinbach nutcrackers, INGE and Glaszauber Lauscha ornaments, beer steins and glassware, Herrnhuter Moravian stars, commemorative Glühwein mugs and Christkindlmarket Des Moines merchandise

Price Range: $5 – $350

Indianola Glass Creations, Indianola, IA

You will find a variety of stained and fused glass for your home and garden. With an assortment of glass Christmas ornaments and tree toppers you will cherish for years.

Offering: Fused & stained glass home decor, Christmas ornaments, fused & stained glass garden art.

Price Range: $12 – $250

Years vended: 8

Dakota Tinworks, Estelline, SD

Dakota Tinworks is a family-owned business dedicated to making and selling traditional tinware, ornaments, and other Christmas-themed decorations in tin and copper, hand-made exclusively by tinsmith Karl-Josef Schmidt.

Offering: Handmade tin, copper, and brassware of various kinds: tin, copper, and brass Christmas ornaments, tin and copper tree tinsel, tin tree toppers, tin cookie cutters, tin biscuit cutters, tin candle holders, pierced tin and copper candle covers, tin candle sconces, tin cups, earrings using tinplate and copper, tin decorative frames, pierced tin panels in frames, tin candle lanterns. Also, items made from wire: ornaments, culinary tools.

Price Range: $5 – $250

Years vended: 8

Nymph In The Woods, Boone, IA

Find wearable art to help you show off your style! Handmade from fused glass and wire wrapping, each piece is unique. The perfect gift to a loved one or yourself!

Offering: Wearable art made from fused glass and wire wrapping – necklaces, earrings, rings. bracelets and headpieces.

Price Range: $15 – $500+

Years vended: 6

Pickle Creek Herbs, Fairfield, IA

At Pickle Creek, we use the herbs we grow on our sustainable Iowa farm to handcraft artisanal olive oils and vinegars, soaps, salves, and balms using our own original recipes.

Offering: Herb-infused olive oils and vinegars, soaps, salves, salts, and balms. Spice blends made with dried herbs and garlic and other goods from our garden.

Price Range: $3.50 – $27

Years vended: 9

DamonLayne Woodworking, Earlham, IA

DamonLayne Woodworking designs unique products that are fun and functional and will make a great gift for the holiday season, a wedding, or a house warming gift.

Offering: Woodworking: including Cutting boards, Charcuterie boards, Cheese slicers, Cribbage boards, Hand-carved Santa ornaments, Christmas ornaments, Springerle cookie molds.

Price Range: $5 – $250

Years vended: 7

Good Moon Pottery, Windsor Heights, IA (Scandinavian)

Unique and custom pottery to make your everyday rituals special.

Offering: Handmade functional ceramic pottery and gifts

Price Range: $20 – $100

Years vended: 3

L&L European Delight, Chariton, IA

Ukrainian/European style gifts.

Offering: Ukrainian/European style gifts.

Price Range: $4 – $20

Years vended: 7

Schanz Furniture, South Amana, IA

Schanz Furniture is a family owned business located in South Amana, Iowa. Specializing in authentic handmade products, they will have a nice selection of wooden gift items to choose from.

Offering: Hand-made spalted maple Christmas trees, multi-wood Christmas trees, Musical Marble Trees (children’s toy), wooden recipe boxes, Handmade Star Christmas tree ornaments, hand-made cheese slicers & charcuterie boards, double wine glass & bottle holders, hand-made wooden Christmas ornaments.

Price Range: $10 -$199

Years vended: 5

Danish Windmill, Elk Horn, IA

The Danish Windmill is a nonprofit museum built around a windmill relocated from Denmark to Iowa. We specialize in Scandinavian imported goods with proceeds put towards maintaining the windmill.

Offering: Scandinavian imported/designed goods, gnomes, kitchen wares, nonperishable foods and candies, Danish toys and games, Christmas decor, straw ornaments, glass ornaments, cookware, advent calendars and candles, misc holiday collectibles, apparel and footwear; bottles of Swedish glogg.

Price Range: $0.50 – $350

Years vended: 6

Quilted Gardens Nursery, Indianola, IA

Local Christmas tree farm and Nursery specializing in unique ornaments and decor, fresh cut greens, fresh made wreaths, Christmas trees and other items for the Holiday season.

Offering: Fair Trade gourd ornaments, Iowa made door and sleigh bells, fresh cut bundles of greens, Fresh made wreaths, Christmas trees, ice globe and luminary kits, European and European-style glass ornaments.

Price Range: $10 – $75

Years vended: 8

Beautiful Life Atelier, Atkins, IA

Beautiful Life Atelier specializes in responsibly made fine fragrances for your home and body from candles, to wax melts, to perfumes. Our brand is all about beauty; discovering it, relishing in it, and enjoying it. We look forward to bringing that to you.

Offering: Candles, wax melts, room + linen sprays, Reed diffusers, perfume oils, Eau de Parfum sprays, car fresheners

Price Range: $8 – $40

Years vended: 2

The Permanent Collection Letterpress + Design Studio, Des Moines, IA

Vintage Letterpress printed holiday stationery/prints, felt pennants, art prints, book bags and clothing.

Offering: Vintage Letterpress printed holiday stationery/prints, felt pennants, art prints, book bags and clothing.

Price Range: $5 – $50

Years vended: 6

Pam Hyde Pottery, Des Moines, IA

Whimsical, practical, affordable pottery for everyday use. Ornaments, tree luminaries, mugs, bowls, yarn bowls, vases, spoon rests, and more. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. Handmade locally in my studio in DSM.

Offering: Tree luminaries, ornaments, mugs and bowls in many sizes, appetizer plates, bud vases, large vases, spoon rests, planters in many shapes and sizes, yarn bowls, candles inside of thrown cups, so the cup can be used after the candle is finished, salt keepers.

Price Range: $10 – $120

Years vended: 4

Twisted Sunset Sisters Fiber Mill, Perry, IA

A local, women-owned fiber mill offering demonstrations of a wide range of fiber and textile arts, as well as a selection of alpaca and wool gifts and crafting kits.

Offering: Hand-dyed and naturally-colored yarn spun at Twisted Sunset Sisters Fiber Mill, handmade 100% alpaca dryer balls, drop-spindle learning kits, pin loom learning kits, 3D-printed fiber arts tools (yarn bowls, pin looms, etc.), handmade 100% alpaca felted soap bars, handwoven items such as rugs and towels, handmade knitted and crocheted goods such as hats, scarves, socks, ornaments and other holiday gifts, and project/tote bags for fiber artists with original designs.

Price Range: $5 – $150

Years vended: 1

Under the Bark, LLC (Three Rivers Farms), Lonsdale, MN

We sell 14 infused flavors of pure maple syrup.

Offering: Naturally infused maple syrup

Price Range: $13 – $40

Years vended: 2

Lost Planet Forge, Des Moines, IA

Lost Planet Forge makes traditionally hand forged knives and tools in Des Moines, using and hammer and anvil, natural materials, high carbon steel and a lot of love for the craft.

Offering: Sporting knives, kitchen knives, jewelry.

Price Range: $150 – $1,000

Years vended: 3

Rosemaled Creations by Maren, Gretna, IA

Rosemaled Creations by Maren is a collection of handmade and hand painted ceramics celebrating the Norwegian folkart of rosemaling. Each piece of pottery is intricately handpainted or handcarved with rosemaling resulting in both a functional ware and lovely work of art.

Offering: Rosemaled pottery including, but is not limited to, mugs, cups, plates, trays, vases, lidded jars, spoon rests, butter keepers, garlic keepers, sponge holders, utensil holders, teapots, nissens, and ornaments.

Price Range: $15 – $300

Years vended: 1

Sugarplums Cakes and Confections, Altoona, IA

Sugarplums offers made from scratch Christmas Confections. We specialize in traditional German Gingerbreads and Cookies.

Offering: Lebkuchen, Pfeffernuss, Sentiment hearts, Springerle, Spritz, Anise candy, Stollen, cupcakes and cookies, German Christmas ornaments.

Price Range: $4 – $45

Years vended: 8

DSM Foundry, Des Moines, IA

Classic German schwibbogen, ornaments, lanterns, and wood maps. All cut and engraved with lasers in Des Moines, Iowa!

Offering: German schwibbogen/lichterbogen, assorted ornaments and holiday earrings, advent calendars, wood lanterns, US/Iowa/Sport Park Passport maps, 3D printed toys

Price Range: $1 – $150

Years vended: 8

Peverill’s Apiary, Ankeny, IA

Local Family run apiary specializing local urban honeys and beeswax products.

Offering: Raw honey, creamed honey, hand-poured holiday-themed beeswax candles, lip balms, lotion bars, paw balms

Price Range: $2 – $60

Years vended: 2

Basic Stitch, Windsor Heights, IA

Basic Stitch is a handmade knitwear brand specializing in unique designs. All products are hand knit by the owner of the business, Alyssa

Offering: Head ware, amigurumis, purses, and other wearables

Price Range: $2 – $50

Years vended: 1

Meet The Team

Toni Holmes

Nathan Wagner

Beth Grabau

Kelsey Chaves White

Samantha Ahn

Kaitlyn Wheelock

Claire Yocom

Sable Joseph

Kayla Garvin

Marissa Johnson

Tammera Pierson

Margaret Townsend

Mackenzie Dierks

Abby Kessler

Tasha Jackson

Missy Mootz

Dave Cox

Suzanne Hull

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